Britain is the next last stand again

I spent the afternoon educating myself on a British Right-Wing pariah named Tommy Robinson.  Thanks Youtube for suggestions.  He came across while taking in the orations of Peter Hitchens.  Robinson has a storied past over the last decade and a half opposing radical Islam in Britain.  He’s not funny, has no time for jokes, and has a serious manner that belies conviction and passion.  He was also born the same year as I.  It’s the early 30’s ideologue curse/blessing.

Robinson has faced lots of oppression; from his own government in the form of extended prison sentences.  Granted, a lot of this is from dumb choices he has made like attacking extreme Muslims protesters and passport fraud.  Those things and subsequent jail sentences are really hamstringing his ability to lead a movement.  He has also been fighting against the real extreme Right-Wing Nazi’s that share his sentiments.  It takes someone with a sympathetic ear to cut through the propaganda against him and see that he is speaking out for what he believes is the good of his nation.

I’ve only visited Britain once when I was much younger and before the modern strife.  However, I’ve always had this sense that while it was the accredited nursery of modern liberal democracy and human rights remains distinctly “less free” in a lot of ways.  Some of the clear cut protections in the United States such as double jeopardy are permitted and people can be repeatedly prosecuted.  That tenant of their legal system, coupled with his admitted aversion to “putting his family through X again” is working against him.

His main message is that there has developed a two-tiered police system in Britain.  In it Muslims and non-Muslims are searched, arrested, and prosecuted differently due to the police fear of being labeled racist.  Arguments contrary to the “racist” narrative that Islam is an ideology with clear political teachings hold just as little in the narrative.  His campaign over the years to found an organization called the English Defense League was centered around this duality.  It is something that would surely aggravate me if I saw it in the United States.  Certain aspects of the media already exhibit this “politically correct” double standard of reporting.  This is just as evident if not more so in Britain; made more sinister by the fact that the media is state run.

Britain, like the rest of Europe, is extremely close to the source of this diametrically opposed ideology to Western democracy.  They do not have vast oceans on either side insulating them from the influx.  This is actually becoming a major problem in their lands and will no doubt be exacerbated by the illegalsmigrants, refugees, hordes of counter-cultural influencees flowing in presently.  Taking in the voices from the Right over in the cradle of the language of which I write and the culture to which I owe my ideas has been an eye opener to what a real national problem looks like.

Bernie Sanders and Commies in America

Driving out of a parking deck today I saw a van with a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker.  I know that he is popular in and around his home state of Vermont but I was taken aback by a sign of support for him so far into the conservative, Right wing South.  I actually appalled me as do most liberal Democrats and especially people that would throw their support behind an avowed Socialist.  It has really surprised me as of late that Socialist has stopped being a 4-letter word in the United States.

I don’t know if it is because people like the promise of free stuff from the government or have a poor grasp of history.  I suspect it is both themes that repeat themselves again and again.  We have evidently failed to learn hard won lessons of the twentieth century.  Namely; that millions will die for the institution of authoritarian socialism and that it will invariably fail.  Make no mistake, all socialism at its end for will become authoritarian.

This reminds me of an interview I saw recently of Anatoly Kuznetsov.  He was a Ukrainian born author that lived under the Soviet Union.  He escaped to England where he then shared storied of repression under authoritarian socialist rule.  I believe his words, spoken nearly half a century ago, say it best:

Communist doctrine, communist teaching is very attractive… and it grew out of good convictions and beliefs.  But life it appears is a good deal more complex than it appeared to the founders of Communism.  And we see ancient history being repeated again.  The road to hell is paved with good intentions.  Thanks to Communism that road has become many miles longer.  I only hope to mention the name Stalin and you’re bound to agree with me.  If that is possible; if it is possible to have millions of victims completely senselessly, that means that the idea itself is no good.

The idea that the people can organize into unions, collectively raise wages, and live in equality sounds awesome.  But stratification across society is endemic in every population, culture and economy throughout history.  The only way to move towards such objectives is through authoritarian control via the government.  In other words; at the barrel of a gun and via censorship.

Oxford Union Youtube channel is great and I highly recommend subscribing.  In their debates you get to hear both sides.  I try to be critical of my own biases to vet out any inconsistencies or fallacies.  By this age in life however, I rarely have to stray from my convictions because I start from a bias towards reality.  During the debate on Socialism I found the oratory skills of the parties favoring free market capitalism to be unparalleled in their passion and eloquence.  Plus everything just sounds smarter in a British accent.  Here is an example:

To the credit of the side espousing that Socialism DOES work their points were primarily and almost exclusively contained within the realm of idealism.  Again, with an anti-realistic bias.  There were two valid criticisms among them I will admit.  Those being an anecdote of one proponent’s ancestors living in a coal mining town where workers were exploited and the postulation that the Soviet Union was able to establish institutions of public transit and public education in a matter of years as opposed to the free market taking centuries.

To the point of worker exploitation; in our current society we have exceedingly cheap and widely available means of relocating to better circumstances.  Though local ties and obligations may seem insurmountable remember that while modern Americans may need to pack their belongings into their car and drive a few hours to a new city the first people here took what they owned and spent months on treacherous ocean voyages.

To the second point of public works.  Much if not all of the infrastructure needed to provide these things came from private industry and innovation.  And as a more apt retort, as given by one of the debators, would you rather send your children to school in North Korea?

I highly recommend listening to the entire interchange and I’ve put the link below.  In the meantime I was left with the question people keep asking me about my wacky views, “what are you really going to do?”  I’ve decided the best and only way is this; Reject, Refute, and Ridicule.

Duggared

One of the things I want to address is the Josh Duggar situation.  I try not to attack people whether I know them personally or not but it is something that I don’t think anyone has addressed from the angle that I see it.  These angles are from the perspective of a conservative-religious upbringing, male sexuality, and dealing with your enemies, critics, and detractors… i.e., haters.

I felt that I could relate to Josh Duggar’s upbringing.  I admit I have never watched the show but I know that they tried to paint the picture of a tight nit conservative-religious family.  That was their shtick.  It appealed to a certain audience in America that wants to see their old school values put back into the mainstream.

I grew up in this kind of world.  Where people were encouraged to marry early; as kids.  Because the elders knew what kids wanted to do and in the thousands of years of human history there were consequences for sex.  Now, with birth control there are fewer consequences.  Religious values haven’t really caught up to reality.  There is still value in the teachings of old religion.  Our ancient ancestors had a good grasp of human nature and crafted fables and guidelines to warn us of it but that is a topic for another discussion.

So all of the Duggars were kept sexually repressed.  They even had a code work ‘Nike’ that they would say to each other when an attractive woman was approaching.  This cued the males to avert their eyes to their shoes.  Thus they would not see the attractive woman and be tempted.  While this may be an effective short term strategy it does not work in the long term for managing male sexuality.  Our modern culture has created many healthy outlets for boys and men to release the persistent tension.  Marrying young is one solution that they tried to employ but marrying at age 15 is still well outside the norm.  That’s really when that persistent, nagging drive to explore a boy’s natural urges begins.

And that’s what happened with Josh.  In mainstream America, young boys will acquire porn from older siblings, their fathers, or friends.  Now it is even more widely available on the Internet.  Some parents may even allow co-ed parties and young boys and girls to date. None of these were available to Josh.  He was forced to grow up in a repressive, ignorant environment.

I find it ironic that some media pundits rallying to the support of his wife lash out at the religious upbringing that keeps her from divorcing Josh immediately.  They have failed to really touch on the root of the problem.  Traditional, conservative views on managing sex have not adapted quickly enough to our modern world.  It is fine to hold your views for yourself but not fine to impress them on the next generation when they have lost all efficacy.

So going forward in life Josh has been embroiled in scandals of having a membership at Ashley Madison.  One thing I find erroneous in that reporting is that he quote “used it to cheat on his wife.”  It is pretty clear now through many tech savvy investigators that there were virtually no real women using the site.  The hackers claimed that their intent was to expose this fraudulent practice and out cheaters.  Yet of the three websites that Avid Life Media runs, Ashley Madison, Established Men, and Cougar Life, only the two male focused sites were targeted.  Again this speaks to the lack of understanding and demonization of male sexuality.  Should he have sex with another woman?  Not without his wife’s consent.  Both their cultures would not permit any alternative arrangement so he resorted to the clandestine.  We can despise this choice he made but understand that he made it against logic, morals, and common sense.  He must have had an overwhelming urge to seek sex with multiple women; something nearly all men understand and control.  That control was not properly taught to him in his upbringing and it manifested later and more destructively in life.

There is also a porn star named Danica Dillon that accused him of paying her for sex.  She accused him of having rough, dominant, abusive sex.  According to her Josh had followed her career and she was one of his fantasies.  I looked her up; not my type and some of her works are rather brutal and not my taste.  Lacking the knowledge of context of them being a fictionalized performance Josh didn’t have the tools to make that distinction.  He probably had little knowledge of sex outside his wife presumably raised in the same culture of sexual ignorance and the world of sex portrayed in porn.  That’s a very stark divide to navigate without real world experience.

One of the issues with Danica Dillon scandal is that he paid for it.  Men that have sex are not bad men.  Men that pay for sex are not respected men.  All humans want to be desired for who they are.  Sometimes that just isn’t enough.  People instinctively know a person’s sexual market value by who chooses to sleep with them.  Paying for it is basically breaking the rules.  That’s why a scandal such as this can bring down a politician like Anthony Wiener.  But on the other side of the male alpha spectrum, you have Donald Trump that is high status enough to have his secretary find Penthouse Pet Sandra Taylor, take our out for pizza and then back to her place on the first date, gift her with a copy of his auto-biography, convince her to change her name and life goals, and she will years later joyfully claim he was amazing.  …Alpha.  And everyone, male and female, senses this about him.  Trump would be bulletproof against sex scandals.

And bulletproof is what you have to make yourself when facing criticism on all sides.  Own up.  Say “I did it, that’s me, this is my life, how’s yours?”  Josh did the first part of fessing up but he dutifully failed in the followup because of the culture that failed him.  He was expected to feel shame and so he expressed shame.  That just fuels the haters.  They know they are getting to you and will never let up until you stand up to them.  What Josh needs is a Charlie Sheen moment.  Unapologetic acceptance and flagrant promotion of who he really is; not what he is expected to be.  Then he would become unassailable.  He would be remain a pariah within his family, his culture, and that of the mainstream.  But maybe, just maybe, he would find acceptance with himself, find his true supporters, and create a platform from his fame to give other boys growing up in his circumstances a chance to be healthy men.

Just go

Sometimes you just have to start.

I have a lot that I want to cover.  Mainly my intent is to get out my opposing viewpoint which so happens to be right.  I consider myself an ultra-realist, ultra-pragmatist.  I like to think that I am optimistic but if you have views that have a distinct anti-reality bias you’re just wrong.

A few topics to hash out that I really really want to tackle:

  • Why Bill Clinton is the de facto next President
  • How the 21st Century may ryhme with the 20th
  • Interview a gun rights hero example
  • Take on Southern Heritage
  • Debunk the self-interested financial pundits
  • Ask people things

Re: Fw: For Albert Edwards This Is The One Definitive Measure That “We Are Now In A Bear Market”

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Got this from a friend today and replied:

This is like “Endtimes Weekly” for Christians.  What latest world leader is the Anti-Christ?  What Bird-Pig-Flu is the horseman of the apocalypse?  The broken clock may be right twice per day but when?

Note the date: “Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/27/2015 11:54″  Big fan of zerohedge in general but it’s a little early to say this.

spx weekly 8-29-2015

This is the weekly.  From what you know… are we in a bear market?  There are certain conditions that could trigger a bear market… and from what I’ve taught you you should know what those are.  How close are we?

spx monthly 8-29-2015

Here is the monthly… are we in a bear market? No, still pretty damn bullish.

spx monthly 2008

This is what a bear market looks like; 2007.  Yes, 2007.  Note the date line, it crossed over the monthly green in January.  Signs were on the weekly of 2007.  Few pundits (except Peter Schiff, way too early in 2006 btw) were calling it a bear market until October of 2008.  Note the pullback to the green BEFORE it tanked?  That was your confirmation; break, retest, and go.

I dug a little and Albert Edwards is in fact a trader at French bank Societe Generale.  So I trust he is making what he believes is an accurate prediction.  We had a big dip this week for sure and I even noted a few bearish/recession type signals in the sector rotations/business cycle.  However, in terms of trading and managing your funds in “the market” remember; you’ll get confirmation from price action and a chance to make the smart decision at the right time.